correspondence theory

correspondence theory

noun Philosophy.
the theory of truth that a statement is rendered true by the existence of a fact with corresponding elements and a similar structure.


Origin:
1900–05

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Main Entry:  correspondence theory
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a theory holding that truth consists of a correspondence between propositions or judgments and the facts
Usage:  philosophy
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